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Old 02-07-2009, 09:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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4.88 or 5.29

I am trying to decide what gears to go with and want to know what 80 SERIES LANDCRUISERS owners are currently running. i would like to know about any regrets with a certain brand or gearset chosen. I am running Elocked 4.10s with 36s and the stock 4.5 L inline six & stock tcase. . needless to say a little sluggish. i mostly run level 3-4 rocktrails. I am leaning towards the 4.88s because i don't want ring and pinion trouble.

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I'd go with the 4.88's . I think the 5.29's are a little thin on the teeth and with a heavy rig you may have trouble . I have been running 4.88's in my 40 for 10 years and haven't had any problems with the gears themselves .
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I'd go with the 4.88's . I think the 5.29's are a little thin on the teeth and with a heavy rig you may have trouble . I have been running 4.88's in my 40 for 10 years and haven't had any problems with the gears themselves .

10 years wow! what brand gear are they? if you can remember back that far

I am leaning towards the 4.88. i still daily drive it so i don't want to rev to high on the highway. if i ever go up in tire size it would be nice to have lower gears though. hmmmm
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thanks, but i read this thread already. makes me want to get a set of michelins! Still looking for more people running 4.88s though.
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I would not be scared of the 5.29's with an auto tranny. You will love the gearing in your LX, it will feel much better on the road for sure.

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I'm not saying 5.29's aren't strong as Nolen said , just that 4.88's are thicker. I don't remember the brand of gears but I have blown up a locrite ,three rear axle shafts and a full carrier detroit with those same gears .
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its really not that much difference in feel between the 5.29 and 4.88 right? if there isnt i would probably go with 4.88s.
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Go 5.29 You won't regret it. I didn't go low enough with my 80 and I always regretted it. The 5.29s will hold up.
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